Hep C and used earrings
Mar 10, 2006
My aunt who is Hep C positive just gave me a pair of her earrings and I put them on without giving it a second thought. But now I read on many websites that people with Hep C should not share earrings. How common is this method of transmission since neither of us have new earring holes that are still healing? I'm kind of freaking out since I can't take an immediate test and can't know for sure for six months. Thank you in advance.
Response from Dr. McGovern
I don't think of this as a risk behavior at all. Once your ears are pierced, new skin (epithelium) is formed.
I would not worry at all. Dr. M
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